Trivia Bits – Wednesday, October 11

October 11, 2017  
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Wednesday, October 11

The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is the oldest surviving Broadway theatre named for an actress, and one of just four active Broadway theatres with female namesakes. Sister of John and Lionel, great aunt of Drew, Ethel Barrymore was such a highly regarded stage actress that when the theatre opened in 1928, she both directed and starred in its first production: Gregorio Martinez Sierra’s “The Kingdom of God.” She played a character who ages from 19 to 70 during the course of the play. She was 49 years old at the time.

Based on a book by Shauna Cross, “Whip It” is a 2009 film about women in what sport?
A) Gymnastics
B) Horse-racing
C) Roller derby
D) Surfing

Previous answer: East Egg and West Egg are fictional places in “The Great Gatsby.”

 

 

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